Sunday night. A Patriot’s loss. Tomorrow I return to teach after the holiday break. And I am ticked off at the ex dragging her feet on signing a financial agreement she an my lawyer drew up.
I don’t want to cook, but my three kids and my son’s girlfriend home from college, need to eat.
A soup is a simple way to get nutritious food on the table.
- Chicken (I am using two thighs tonight) or a package of Stew Beef
- One box of broth (I am using Low Sodium Pacific brand organic chicken broth)
- One celery root, chopped into squares (adds flavor and a different texture from regular celery hearts)
- 4-5 large carrots chopped into slices
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped into thin slices
- Two bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- One head of green cabbage, chopped into squares (I’m Polish. It’s cabbage. It’s winter. Yummy. Deal.)
- (Optional) if you want to make it into a tomato soup, then add one six ounce can of tomato paste.
- Curly parsley, chopped fine and used as garnish.
- Egg noodles. I splurge a bit and buy the best quality egg noodles they have at the store. My kids love them.
- Throw everything into a large pot.
- Cover with water.
- Boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cook the heck out of everything. About 45 minutes to an hour.
- Make sure to text your oldest and let him know that dinner will be ready in 30 minutes and that he should come back from ice skating with the girlfriend.
- (Optional) Add the tomato paste and stir. Cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Salt to taste at the end.
- Follow the directions on the egg noodle package. Serve the soup over the egg noodles. Add chopped parsley to taste.
And that is it. Let me know what you think.